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Roping the Wind: A teacher talks the town of Wray into lassoing its wind power instead of cutting school staff, but the project wasn't a breeze

Roping the Wind: A teacher talks the town of Wray into lassoing its wind power instead of cutting school staff, but the project wasn't a breeze

Date: 4/21/2005

Location: Wray, CO

Denver Post.
The 1.5 MW wind turbine will supply a quarter of the town's electrical needs and provide $180,000 a year in new revenue to the cash-strapped school district. This will be the first large, single-turbine installation in Colorado, and the first one in the state for a school. Jay Clapper, a teacher in Wray, Colorado, started this project in 2002 after 20 staffers were laid off due to budget cuts.

For more information about schools and wind energy, see "America's Schools Use Wind Energy to Further Their Goals."

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